Office of External Affairs


November 19, 2014

Welcome Genesee Adkins, new director of state relations!

We welcomed Genesee Adkins, new director state relations, this week. Adkins brings 12 years of experience working in Olympia to our team. Most recently, she served for five years as director of government relations for King County, where she worked on legislative strategies for the county executive and led the county’s state-level efforts in Olympia,…

October 31, 2014

Veterans appreciation week is Nov. 3 – 11

Commemorate Veterans Day 2014 by attending one or more of the events being hosted around the UW’s campuses, and join us in celebrating our many students, alumni, retirees, faculty and staff who have valiantly served in the U.S. Armed and uniformed forces. In recognition of their undaunted service to our country, we invite you to…

October 29, 2014

The UW is fostering innovation

GeekWire interviewed Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost of Innovation, about the future of innovation and entrepreneurship at the UW. Jandhyala is working on making innovation part of educating students. “I want to see the creative juices becoming part of the education system, rather than something you do after the fact, or just happening on your own…

October 28, 2014

UW 14th in the world

The University of Washington was ranked 14th best university in the world by U.S. News and World Report. Rankings are based on 10 indicators that measure academic research performance and global and regional reputation. See the full list here.

New UW|360 features Dubs!

UW 360 premiered its 5th season last week! The magazine show, hosted by Carolyn Douglas, features stories about the University of Washington and our connection to the community. In the new episode, follow beloved UW mascot Dubs as he meets and greets students and visitors on campus. Did you know he participated in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony?…

October 25, 2014

Boundless celebration on W Day!

The University of Washington celebrated W Day today in honor of the UW’s 153rd birthday. We also challenged ourselves to raise $200,000 and we exceeded that goal – the More Purple giving challenge raised $205,807! Read more about the Boundless Celebration!

October 21, 2014

SustainableUW Fest

Join in the SustainableUW Festival this week on campus! The festival celebrates environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved. You can find more information from Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability.

October 20, 2014

In the News: University of Washington leading innovation

The University of Washington is embarking on an “Innovation Agenda” and building on our long-standing work to drive the Puget Sound region and Washington state forward. Read President Michael K. Young’s guest opinion column in The Seattle Times.

October 3, 2014

Legislators and staff tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute

A group of state legislators and staff visited campus to tour the UW’s Clean Energy Institute. The group heard from CEI’s staff about its innovative faculty and cutting-edge research in next generation solar energy and battery technologies. In 2013, the Legislature invested $3 million to establish the Institute at the UW. In its inaugural year,…

September 11, 2014

UW a top school for vets

The University of Washington was ranked second in the U.S. among the best colleges for veterans. U.S. News and World Report ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members with applications, financial aid and degree completion. The UW joins Georgetown, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, The Ohio State University and University…

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